Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form

Shaping the Essay

Authors: Losse, D.

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The first book-length study to trace the origins of the essay to the conte, Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form puts the reader in touch with how unstable times and exceptional artistic insights transform one genre to create a new artistic form.

About the authors

Currently Professor Emerita of French at Arizona State University, USA, Deborah Losse served as Chair of the then Department of Languages and Literatures, now the School of International Letters and Cultures, President of the Academic Senate, Associate Dean of the Graduate College, and Dean of Humanities before her retirement in 2010. She is the author of numerous articles on Renaissance French Literature in Modern Language Notes, Romanic Review, Neophilologus, Medievalia et Humanistica, Bulletin de la Société des Amis de Montaigne, Montaigne Studies Allegorica, Symposium, and Poetics Today. Her previous books include Rhetoric at Play: Rabelais and Satirical Eulogy; Sampling the Book: Renaissance Prologues and the French Conteurs. She has contributed chapters to the following volumes: Approaches to Teaching the Heptaméron, ed. Colette H. Winn; Approaches to Teaching the Works of François Rabelais, ed. Todd W. Reeser and Floyd Gray; Renaissance Women Writers: French Texts/American Contexts, eds. Anne R. Larsen and Colette H. Winn; Narrative Worlds: Essays in the Early Nouvelle in 15th and 16th Century France, David LaGuardia and Gary Ferguson, and in La Satire dans tous ses états, ed. Bernd Renner.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Essay—That Heretical Genre

    Pages 1-17

    Losse, Deborah N.

  • Renewing the Ancients: Montaigne’s Retelling of the Tales of Antiquity

    Pages 18-36

    Losse, Deborah N.

  • Recounting Others, Recounting Self: Montaigne and the

    Pages 37-60

    Losse, Deborah N.

  • Rewriting Culture: Montaigne Recounts New World Ethnography

    Pages 61-83

    Losse, Deborah N.

  • “Se peindre de la plume”: History, Biography, and Self-Portraiture in Montaigne’s Reframing of History

    Pages 84-102

    Losse, Deborah N.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form
Book Subtitle
Shaping the Essay
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32083-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137320834
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32082-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45788-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 227
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